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The Crusher Grower's Selection Petite Sirah 2008

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Sourced from the upcoming Clarksburg appellation, The Crusher is a tribute to the fundamental relationship between the grower and the winemaker. From the vineyard to the crusher to your table, The Crusher captures the freshness of this world-class growing region, which is just beginning to emerge on the wine scene.

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Don Sebastiani & Sons:
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eig... Read more
  To Don Sebastiani and Sons, family is clearly an important aspect of winemaking. While Don Sebastiani and Sons wasn’t founded until 2001, Samuele Sebastiani created a winery in 1904, and started growing the company, as well as the town of Sonoma. Over the years, the winery changed hands many times, but it always stayed within the family. By 2000, the winery was producing eight million cases of wine a year. However, at that time, Don Sebastiani sold many of the assets and kept only the family brand and the Sonoma winery and vineyards. Though he stepped down as CEO and Chairman in 2000, that wasn’t the end for him. In 2001, he and his sons, Donny and August, founded Don Sebastiani and Sons, eventually growing production back up to two million cases annually. Today, Greg Kitchens and Michelle McClendon, winemakers for Don Sebastiani and Sons, strive to produce high-end wine at affordable prices. They don’t just source grapes from California - they’ve also formed partnerships to create Australian and Chilean blends, further expanding the company’s reach and complexity. Read less

Member Reviews for The Crusher Grower's Selection Petite Sirah

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Snooth User: alisaglem
191845109
3.50 5
08/19/2009

Very full-bodied and rich. I don't usually drink red but this one was a pleasant surprise and not very acidic at all.


3.50 5
08/19/2009

A bit of black pepper and baking spices on the nose, slightly herbal and still quite hot. Deep blackberry fruit with a lot of earth and leather palate. A thick and rich wine with a nice long finish.


Snooth User: yeah right
4598115
3.50 5
04/20/2010

We are all full of crap....wine is good....complex rich fullness of eucalyptuosy deep berrified tobacconess with a hint of horse manure.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
01/17/2010

Herbal notes with cherry, oak, vanilla, chocolate, and tobacco. Good tannins and mild sweetness. For the price, its very good.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
3.00 5
08/19/2009

Nuts and cinnamon spices, green onion, the creaminess and sharpness of goat cheese, good solid body holds it together.

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  • Snooth User: solomania9
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    4.00 5
    08/19/2009

    Big, earthy, and rubbery with some eucalyptus on the nose. Spicy full bodied front-end with a sweet long delicate finish. A nice complex petite sirah.


    Snooth User: Philip James
    112,549
    4.00 5
    10/04/2010

    Meaty smokey nose - with barnyard flavors. Dates and fig flavors, with cherry and raspberry notes on the finish.


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    The Crusher Petite Sirah 2008 pours a dark, inky purple— classically Petite Sirah. Breaking away from other hard, heavy Petite Sirahs, this wine’s aroma leaps out of the glass with fresh blackberries, toasted walnuts, and a toffee-like edge. It is incredibly aromatic and bright, like smelling a fresh rose. The wine transitions on the palate to rich, creamy blueberry flavors, a full-bodied, milk chocolate mouthfeel, and caramel oak nuance. Rich and soft, it evokes thoughts of cocoa butter and nutmeg. Velvety, mouth-filling tannins lead to a faintly sweet, strawberry finish. The bright, juicy fruit flavors of this wine are nicely balanced by its darker, caramel flavors and well integrated oak.

    Sourced from the upcoming Clarksburg appellation, The Crusher is a tribute to the fundamental relationship between the grower and the winemaker. From the vineyard to the crusher to your table, The Crusher captures the freshness of this world-class growing region, which is just beginning to emerge on the wine scene.

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    7200 cases produced.

    Closure: Cork

    Wine Specs:

    Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.74
    Total Acidity: 0.59 grams per liter

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